12 July 2013

Kookaburra













this' the tricky part doing behind the ears!


ready for the day ahead now

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such a character! great shots, carole!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

wow..those are some close and personal shots...was he in a cage or sitting on a fence...I want to see one of those Carole.

Karen said...

Wowsers! Love these gorgeous captures!

Carole M. said...

Nora: Oh no ... not in a cage. Kookaburra was sitting on the back fence

Isidro Ortiz said...

Excelente serie Carole.Un abrazo

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Great photos of the Kookaburra.
Photo 5 my favorite.
Regards, Irma

Brian King said...

One of my favorite birds I've never seen in person! Love these guys with their heavy bills and "hair do"! Wonderful shots!

Linley S said...

So nice to see a kookaburra who takes pride in him or her self. Great pics as usual Carole.

eileeninmd said...

One of my favorite birds from OZ. Awesome closeups! Have a happy weekend!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a beauty. those feathers are amazing. all those textures & colors. have a great weekend, my friend. ( :

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful. I've always thought this bird got stuck with a beak too large for its body. Somebody goofed.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those kookaburras are so dang cute.
I can see it would be a little tricky getting behind the ears.

Bonnie said...

Amazing photos.

Jan Castle said...

Have not seen one in person, but would love to! Beautiful shots Carole!!!
Jan

Montanagirl said...

Carole, these are wonderful photos! I really like that first one a lot - you captured his bright eye perfectly.

diane b said...

Fabulous shots of the feather detail and his preening antics. How do you get so close?

Laura said...

Love your photos of the Kookaburra! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Laura

Carole M. said...

glad that so many of you enjoyed the kookaburra. Diane b: I got close with zoom.

Stewart M said...

They are classically great birds - they have some much character!

Sow reply caused by being in central Australia - birding a little thin, but when you see the red centre for the first time in ten years, who really cares!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Great set of shots. when I am at my daughters home in Australia, one comes in the evening and sit on her fence, I then make the call of the Kookaburra and more and more come to sit on the fence. It is quite funny to watch adn my grandchildren love it. Have a great weekend. Margaret

Adrienne W said...

Terrific!

Sharyl said...

I have actually seen some of these. One snatched a bit of my son's food as we dined out of doors at the Sydney zoo and flew off with it! He was around 5 at the time and we were visiting from the U.S. It's a moment we will long remember and laugh about!

Your photos are so "close-up" and spectacular, Carole!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this special bird. I love his feathers in the colors of nature. Amazing !

sarah dare said...

As always great pictures. You might be interested in this article http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/14/great-tits